tautologies wrote:Took me 45 mind to get upwind. Was my second session. First was too light to even fly a kite...so I dropped the kite a floated in...that was 30 min.
I did the same mistake most people make...they know it is lightwind weapon and naturally assumes they should learn it in light wind. First time go with a bit more power. Ride flat on the wayter and really slowly move your weight back. That's it really.
Second mistake people do is to try to edge...
It is fun..but personally I prefer raceboard.
I want a combo free race board with a possiibility to add a foil.
juandesooka wrote:I bought one, but not yet ridden it successfully. I tried a couple times behind a boat....harder than it looks, and maybe more risk of injury than I thought. I was bobbing up and down trying to find the sweet spot, but the moment I turned even slightly to the side....CRASH. Sometimes my feet didn't come out of straps, which felt a bit iffy on ankles. And if you land on that strut, it's super sharp. So, some caution may be in order.
But I'm sure it will be super fun once mastered -- I saw a guy doing it in France, so smooth and glidey, looked awesome.
Gunnar: would you say it is easier or harder doing this with a kite vs a boat? I suspect the kite's vertical pull vs the boat's horizontal might make it a little easier? Though maybe a little less constant/steady pull perhaps.
Another problem is lots of kelp in the water where I kite ... I understand that's a big no-no for these things. I need to try it out in a nice clean lake.
rightguard wrote:Where can you get a nice strapless set up, and could you put it on a twin tip? Are there any that fly either direction?
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